Leesburg hydrant flushing

During the week of May 2-6, the village of Leesburg will conduct fire hydrant flushing. Residents’ water may appear rusty and people should avoid washing light-colored clothes.

SSCC Board of Trusees

The Southern State Community College Board of Trustees is scheduled to meet at 4:30 p.m. Friday, May 6 on SSCC’s Hillsboro Campus, Room 347, 100 Hobart Drive, Hillsboro for its regular board meeting. Visit www.sscc.edu/about/board-trustees.shtml for more information on upcoming meetings.

Diehl Park Cleanup

The Mowrystown Lions Club invites everyone to help with the annual Diehl Park Cleanup from 9-11 a.m. Saturday, May 7 (rain date is May 14). They will be mowing and raking grass, planting flowers, mulching around trees, raking sand in the volleyball court, etc. Bring gloves, rakes, shovels, mowers, trimmers, etc.

Presbyterian Mother’s Day

The First Presbyterian Church in Hillsboro, 201 E. Main St., will have a Mother’s Day program presented by the youth on Sunday, May 8 at 10 a.m. All are welcome.

Highland County PERI

A Highland County Chapter of the Public Employees Retirees, Inc. meeting will be ay 10 a.m. May 12 at the Hi-Tec Center, 1575 N. High St., Hillsboro. The speaker will be Jared Warner, Highland County health commissioner. All members and guests are welcome to attend.

Altrusa puzzle contest

Altrusa of Highland County will hold a jigsaw puzzle contest on Thursday, May 12, at the Leesburg Fire Department Community Room. First place is $100, second place $75, and third place $50. The registration form and other information is available on the Altrusa of Highland County Facebook page.

Hillsboro Planning Commission

The Hillsboro Planning Commission will meet at 5:30 p.m. Monday, May 16 at the old firehouse, 108 Gov. Trimble Place.

VSO seeking eligible veterans

The Highland County Veteran Service Commission is seeking Highland County Veterans who have never been in its office before. Eligible veterans can receive a $25 Kroger gift card just by bringing in a recorded copy of their DD214 to the office. Eligible dependents of deceased veterans can also participate in this incentive program. Call Cailin Hoskins or Tim Hazelwood for details. Staff will verify eligibility. Those applying must: Must have never previously brought in discharge paperwork; be a current Highland County resident (bring ID or current utility bill to verify; have an honorable or general under honorable conditions discharge; be recorded with a county recorder. The office is located at 1575 N. High St., Suite 400, Hillsboro Hours are Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 12 noon and 1-4 p.m. The office can be reached at 937-393-8686.

St. Mary’s outreach

The St. Mary’s of Hillsboro chapter of the St. Vincent DePaul Society is now conducting two outreach sessions each month to assist individuals and families in need. Volunteers are available on the second Saturday of each month at the parish hall; 119 E. Walnut St. in Hillsboro, and on the fourth Tuesday of each month at Samaritan Outreach Services, 537 N. East St. in Hillsboro. St. Vincent DePaul members will meet with clients between 10 a.m. to noon on both days, on a first-come, first-served basis.